Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Collin Thomas has been laid to rest on Friday afternoon, following funeral services in Morehead. He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Garden.
In attendance during the services were Thomas’ family, friends, and fellow Navy SEALs, as well as more than 60 veterans. Gov. Steve Beshear issued a directive that flags in state office buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of Thomas, as well as another service member and Kentucky native who was also killed recently in Afghanistan, Spc. Christopher S. Wright according to a feature in The Gleaner. On Monday, the same tribute will be observed in memory of Pvt. Charles M. High IV, a Fort Campbell soldier killed in Afghanistan.